It wasn’t too long ago that I didn’t think much about the air I breathe inside my property.
While the air quality outdoors often garnered my attention, the inside air didn’t raise a blip on my radar.
I installed a whole home air purifier in my Heating and Air Conditioning air handler a number of years ago. It has done a great task of reducing allergens plus other awful stuff in the air. I figured that was all I needed over the years. I was wrong. There were rodent droppings showing up in nearly every area of the property. But, they were showing up in the most conspicuous spots. It took me a few days to finally realize that the rodent droppings were falling from the vents in the ceiling. I quickly called the exterminator who informed me that my HVAC ducts were infested with rodents. Seemingly, they were able to slip into the gaps in the duct sections because they had sagged plus broken the seals. As soon as I had the rodent problem handled altogether I called the heating plus cooling folks. They sent out a crew to thoroughly wipe all the HVAC ducts throughout my property. I was impressed by their attention to detail. But, I was repulsed by the amount of crud that came out of my ductwork system. Once the ducts were cleaned, they resealed all of the joints to prevent this from happening again. They also had to suggest that I get someone out to entirely seal the perimeter of the attic to help mitigate the rodents getting in at all. I think the lesson here is that it takes more than just a whole-home air purifier to keep the air completely clean in your property. You got to get those ducts cleaned also!